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How to Change Turn Off Display After Time in Windows 10

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You can specify how long your PC is inactive before all your connected displays turn off.

When your display turns off, you would just need to move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key for the display to turn back on.

This tutorial will show you how to specify how long your PC is inactive before your display turns off automatically in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Settings
  • Option Two: To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Power Plan Settings
  • Option Three: To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Advanced Power Plan Settings
  • Option Four: To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Command Prompt





Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10
To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Settings

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This will change the settings in your currently selected default power plan.


1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Power & sleep on the left side, and select how many minutes you want to turn off the display(s) under Screen on the right side. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
If you PC doesn't have battery power, then you will only see one option.


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3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10
To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Power Plan Settings

1. Open your power plan settings.

2. To the right of Turn off the display, select how many minutes you want to turn off the display(s), and click/tap on Save changes when finished. (see screenshot below)
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If you PC doesn't have battery power, then you will only see one option.

If you do not want your displays to turn off, then select Never.


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3. When finished, you can close Power Options if you like.






Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10
To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Advanced Power Plan Settings

1. Open your advanced power plan settings.

2. Scroll down and expand Display and Turn off display after. Select or enter how many minutes you want to turn off the display(s), and click/tap on OK when finished. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
If you PC doesn't have battery power, then you will only see one option.

If you do not want your displays to turn off, then select Never.


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3. When finished, you can close Power Options if you like.





Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10
To Change Turn Off Display After Time in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Enter the command(s) below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(On battery)
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e <seconds>

AND/OR

(Plugged in)
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e <seconds>

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Substitute <seconds> in the commands above with how many seconds you want to turn off display after.

Using 0 (zero) seconds will be the same as "Never".


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That's it,
Shawn